Minnesotans are used to the freezing cold, the slippery snow, and the driving obstacles that come with Winter. Like many Northerners who get to experience Minnesnowta Ice, we often daydream about going somewhere warmer like California, Florida, or even Las Vegas.
Well, I don’t have to daydream about warmer anymore.
Along with my TopRank Online Marketing teammates Ben and Nick, I’m going to NMX in Las Vegas! With attendees from over 50 countries, NMX aka Blogworld, offers everything from blogging, podcasting, business, and video sessions to lots of power networking and some much needed warmth.
But that’s not the only reason we’re excited to attend NMX with 4 tracks of content ranging from podcasting to web TV. Here are 7 more reasons we can’t wait to board our plane and head off to the city that literally never sleeps:
1). Blogging, Blogging, Blogging
Historically called BlogWorld, NMX has deep roots in the art and science of blogging. There are plenty of sessions to choose from given by many of the top bloggers on the web. What you can learn about blogging at NMX includes:
- The latest information
- Helpful tools and resources
- Tips for creating better content
- Ways to grow audience and distribution
- How to monetize your blog
In just two weeks TopRank will be celebrating it’s 10th year of blogging! Lee, Susan and the team have built a very successful consulting business with this agency blog at the center of our marketing. Several of our client’s blogs have been recognized as tops in their respective industries as well. We’re looking forward to learning what other top bloggers have to share and we’ll be covering that insight here as Ben, Nick and I cover the conference. .
2). NMX Social Business
Anyone with a computer, tablet or smartphone is empowered to publish and NMX tracks on podcasting, blogging, video are focused on giving the how to’s. But what about social media and businesses? You’re in luck! The NMX Business portion of the conference boasts being, “the premier social business event for anyone who wants to learn how to rapidly evolve their organization into a high-performance social business”.
NMX Business social media topics include: content marketing, mobile marketing, public relation, influencer marketing, and case studies from Quicken Loans, Subway and others.
Attendees will get an up-close and personal look at how successful companies have grown into highly effective and adaptive social businesses. Who wouldn’t be excited for that?!
The conference website says, “People who were rockstars in their own genres would be just peers here; sharing, learning and building this media revolution together.” TopRank can’t wait to meet new people, reconnect with past acquaintances, and become part of the media revolution that is helping enhance businesses across the globe.
4). Creating Lots of High Quality Content
In traditional TopRank fashion, Nick, Ben and I will be liveblogging the NMX conference giving you some of the big picture keynotes and plenty of insights into all the practical tips and tactics being shared by brands and industry experts. We’ll be covering everything from podcasting, blogging, and Web TV to sessions on video marketing. Stay tuned for our blogging schedule that will outline the specific topics and presentations that we will be covering.
5). Lee Odden is Keynoting NMX!
Speaking of keynotes, our very own CEO, Lee Odden, will be giving one of the “mini” NMX Conference Keynote presentations. Lee will be sharing how blogging has attracted millions of dollars in new business for our agency and many other benefits including media coverage by the Wall Street Journal, The Economist and Forbes. He’ll also be sharing 5 of the most important lessons he’s learned from 10 years of blogging: 3,500+ posts and over 1.2 million words. Ben, Nick and myself have yet to hear Lee give a presentation at a conference, so needless to say we’re excited to see a different side of him!
6). Media Sponsor
Following up on last year’s eBook for NMX, TopRank is excited to be a media sponsor for the second year in a row. We’ll be doing some promotions for NMX and even a giveaway or two. If you want to save 20% off the cost of a NMX Conference pass, be sure to use the code: TOPRANK20. In fact, at the end of this post we have a pass worth $300 to give away today!
7). It’s Las Vegas Baby!
We have to admit, we plan to explore a bit while we’re in Las Vegas. Things like a Cirque du Soleil show, attempting to hit a few of the top 10 best restaurants, and all the lights and sights that made our list of things to see while we’re there! Regardless of what we manage to fit in there will be lots of picture-taking (and ooh-ing and ahh-ing) involved.
Those are some of our top reasons for getting excited about NMX Las Vegas in January. What about you? Will we see you there?
CONGRATULATIONS! Helen Lagares is the winner of the NMX Exhibit Hall Pass.
12/13/13 The Exhibit Hall Pass Promotion has ended.
Hey Online Marketing Blog readers, if you’re in or near Las Vegas and want to get in to NMX – then this is an opportunity for you. The NMX Exhibit Hall pass gets you into the Podcast Awards (let’s party!), The Exhibit Hall (awesome networking opportunity) AND the keynote presentations (can you say inspiration?).
The pass is currently selling for $247 until Dec 13 when it goes up to $300. But we’re giving away one pass this week and another pass next week FOR FREE.
What do you have to do to get this awesome pass?
For this week’s giveaway, leave a comment below explaining a creative and/or compelling reason you should get the pass. (Be sure you use a working email address on the comment form so we can contact you if you win)
Then Tweet, post, update and generally get the word out about your awesome comment. On Friday noon we’ll look at the comments’ quality/creativity and the number of shares and up-votes. The winner will be announced on this blog post Friday end of day.
Act Now, Don’t Delay! Leave your creative and compelling comment below and share this post on your social networks. Good luck!
Of course if you just want to register for a Content Creator or All Access pass to NMX, you can use the code TOPRANK20 to save 20%.